Diane A. Suffridge, PhD

Diane Suffridge is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at Dominican.

Diane Sufferidge

Diane A. Suffridge, PhD
Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Psychologist, California Board of Psychology, License #PSY10707
  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • Marin County Psychological Association, President 1999, Board member 1998-2000
  • Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group

Educational Background

  • PhD, Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • MA, Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program, Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis North, San Francisco

Areas of Expertise and Professional Practice

  • Private practice of psychotherapy and consultation in Corte Madera 1987-2008; in San Rafael since 2008
  • Childhood trauma
  • Personality disorders
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Life/work balance for women professionals
  • Supervision and training of behavioral health clinicians


  • Suffridge, D. (In press).  Entering the behavioral health field: A handbook for new clinicians.  Author.
  • Suffridge, D.  (1991).  Survivors of child maltreatment: Diagnostic formulation and therapeutic process.  Psychotherapy, vol. 28, pp. 67-75.

Workshop and Symposia Presentations

  • Suffridge, D.  (2014).  Treating Personality Disorders: A Comparison of McWilliams’ Model and Control-Mastery Theory.  San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group, Annual March workshop.
  • Suffridge, D.  (2014).  An Introduction to DSM-5.  Marin County Psychological Association, Continuing Education Workshop.
  • Suffridge, D.  (2013).  Helping Interns with Case Formulation and Treatment Planning.  Community Institute for Psychotherapy, Supervisor Training. 
  • Suffridge, D.  (2013).  Legal and Ethical Issues.  Bay Area Community Resources, Supervisor and Staff Training.
  • Suffridge, D.  (1995).  Transitional Objects and Dissociative Phenomena in Adult Psychotherapy: Learning to Use Blankets and Teddy Bears., Community Institute for Psychotherapy, Seminar for Mental Health Professionals.
  • Suffridge, D.  (1993).  Clinical Treatment Strategies with Borderline & Narcissistic Clients: A Masterson/Control Mastery Dialogue.  Marin County Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Annual Workshop. 
  • Suffridge, D.  (1991). A Theory-based Treatment Approach for Survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect, American Psychological Association, 99th Annual Convention.


  • CP 5201 Fundamentals of Clinical Practice: Individual Psychotherapy
  • CP 5237 Psychopathology
  • CP 5294 Practicum Seminar